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Capturing la Biennale di Venezia on Instagram

Every two years, Venice, Italy, transforms into the center of the art world. Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) is a major contemporary art exhibition and the closest thing art has to the Olympics. Each of the 88 countries participating this year have selected promising artists to create elaborate installations in their designated national pavilions and palazzos. The installations are now open to the public and will be trafficked by more than 350,000 visitors before the Biennale closes on November 24.

To get a first-hand look at the Biennale, be sure to follow these Instagrammers who are there documenting the sights:

  • Ai Weiwei, exhibiting artist — @aiww
  • Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist — @vikmuniz
  • JR, French artist — @jr
  • Marc Quinn, British artist — @marcquinnart
  • Tom Sachs, American artist — @tomsachs
  • Erica Firpo, freelance journalist — @moscerina

Want to visit the national pavilions yourself? Check out these location pages:

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I be vibin to this song!

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i’ma provide for my seed, i’m the soil
i’ll teach them about loyalty
i’ll teach them that their skin black like oil
that’s for royalty
i’ll show him all the things that my pops never showed me
treat him like a growing tree with this poetry
show our sons how to lead, not to follow
the present is a gift but our seeds got tomorrow
so please, ninjas raise your kids
and help them overcome that bullshit they chase us with
J. Cole (via missnessmari)

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lustnspace:

Today in history: Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa, was born (1932). The Grammy Award-winning singer was one of the most visible & outspoken opponents of South Africa’s apartheid regime from the 1960s till its dismantling in the early 1990s. Happy 81st Birthday Mama Africa! you live on.

lustnspace:

Today in history: Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa, was born (1932). The Grammy Award-winning singer was one of the most visible & outspoken opponents of South Africa’s apartheid regime from the 1960s till its dismantling in the early 1990s. Happy 81st Birthday Mama Africa! you live on.

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my binitch NICKIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!

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